Thursday, August 23, 2007

Burned Out

Lately I've had so much trouble thinking of anything to blog that is more interesting than "grrr...argh...frustrating kids...must wash more dishes..." and I've realized that I am burned out. I'm tired and I feel like I spend 70% of my day yelling at or in some way disciplining my kids, 25% cleaning and 5% sleeping.

And I don't want to be *that* mom, who resents her kids and complains about them all the time.

My dad is coming in two days and is going to spend an entire week. He's going to help with some household projects and the kids love playing with him, and I am going to get out a bit. I'm going to leisurely browse Lifeway and find a new book to use for my quiet times, since lately I seem to just be reading the Word blindly with almost no comprehension, much less any application to my life. We're also going to do some fun trips as a family, and it will be so nice to have someone help with buckling three kids into carseats in 100 degree weather!

I may even get the last of the boxes in my bedroom unpacked and have a yard sale so I can finally park in my garage.

I'm going to take a break from the blog for the next week or so, and hopefully I'll come back refreshed and finding joy in my life again!

Have a great week.


it's me, Val said...

Good luck rejuvenating. You really deserve it. I hope it's a great time "being away". When you get back, visit me because I nominated you for somethin'! :)

Carol said...

I totally understand, I've been there too...get some rest and enjoy your dad's visit. Definitely get some sleep if you can and enjoy some alone time! This season won't last forever. Hugs!

Michelle said...

Christy, I hope you get some much needed rest and enjoy the time with your dad. We'll miss you while you are on your break and will come visit again once you're back.

I also wanted to let you know that I left you a little bloggy award ~ stop by when ya get a chance and pick it up ~ hugs

Alyson said...

I find life hard without my husband. I have three kids and we live in the country. I cried yesterday because I just wanted a vine pulled down from a tree and a chair upstairs. I love having him around for that stuff...when he isn't life is sometimes overwhelming.

You are doing an amazing job though and I am with you.
Have a nice break.

Sheree said...

go... be refreshed!!!

We Doo, Doo You?? said...

You sound like me!! I feel drained right now looking after my two kids and trying to keep the house somewhat clean. My oldest starts playschool next week so hopefully I won't be doing all that much fussing since my 7 month old doesn't really do anything bad, yet!!! Anyway hope your break helps rejuvenate you.